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Wellington Weddings

For a wedding with a difference!

Whether you wish to have a wedding ceremony, a rustic reception in The Barn, or a chance to take some wonderful photo's in a range of idyllic locations, Staglands Wildlife Reserve is the perfect venue to suit your needs.

We understand that every wedding is different and our flexibility and experience means that we can help you create a day that will be truly memorable for both you and your guests.

For further details please read on or contact us.

There are a number of beautiful locations at Staglands where you can hold your ceremony - for example: in The Barn, in the picnic area alongside the river, in The Old Bush Settlement,  Secret Garden or even at the top of The Deer Park.

We are happy to suggest some of the areas that have worked well for other couples.                                


Our ceremony fee includes an appointment for you to come up to Staglands during our opening hours for a rehearsal prior to your special day. It also includes time for wedding photos with your photographer and a table for signing the registry. 

The Barn
can be hired for an additional fee.

We also have seating available to hire. 

Please contact us for further information.

Wedding Reception:

The Barn is an amazing venue and there's no other place in Wellington like it. The Barn can be hired for wedding receptions. (The fee includes three site visits, two consultations and a rehearsal.  It does do not include your ceremony fee).

The charming, yet rustic style of this building is ideal. Surrounded by stunning native bush with a veranda that overlooks a beautiful pond and waterfall, The Barn is set in a superb location. We have some great catering options available including our popular Roaster menu or more casual Platters, BBQ & Desserts menu, a wide selection of drinks or you are welcome to self-cater. Please note we do not have a BYO license.

Location Fee for Wedding Photos Only:

Wedding party only (before 9.30am - 5.00pm only): $250.00

Some additional information:

Local marriage celebrant Stephanie Lambert has conducted many ceremonies here. Contact her on spellbound@xtra.co.nz for further information 

Let's discuss what you would like to do...

We realize that every wedding is different and we have purposely designed our venues and catering options with this in mind. So that when we meet with you we go over the important details you need to know and tailor a package to suit your needs.

Please note the following:
  • Prices do not include admission to The Reserve. If your guests wish to walk around The Reserve this must be agreed beforehand and a fee will apply.
  • Our normal liquor license allows us to serve liquor until 12.00pm
  • A clean up fee applies if self-catering - we have crockery available for hire
  • We do not have a BYO license
  • A non-refundable deposit is required to secure a booking. This can be paid by credit card, direct credit or cash.
  • All prices include GST.
  • The Barn is normally unavailable for hire in December, January or public holidays
  • Please remember that there may be other visitors in The Reserve at the time of your wedding and photos.

Please contact us to make a booking or feel free to come up and see what a great place we have to offer.

(Information last updated February 2019 and prices may be subject to change)

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